Lagos is in the south west corner of Portugal, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and golden beaches. The famous Algarve climate makes this an ideal location for mountain biking. The worst of the weather is in winter but as you can see from THESE CHARTS it is still better than a lot of places.
Portugal has a very low population density, this combined with so few bikers means we very rarely see anyone else out on our rides, a novel experience if you are used to riding in the UK!
Lagos is a popular tourist destination and the town gets busy in the main tourist season. The town centre is full of bars and restaurants, with a relaxed atmosphere and entertaining street life. There are several popular beaches right by the town, what better way to spend a day off from riding than topping up your tan and swimming in the sea.